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UK Shadow Foreign Secretary calls for British recognition of Palestine on visit to Ramallah

The British Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry attended the Palestninian National Council summit in Rammallah this week, to reiterate the Labour party’s support for the state of Palestine.

In a statement posted on facebook, Ms Thornberry said,

“First, as we rightly mark this month the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the State of Israel, I said it is also right — and long overdue — for the United Kingdom to formally recognise the State of Palestine, and urge other countries to do the same, not in due course, not when the time is right, but now and without delay.”

Ms Thornberry further stressed that a labour government “would immediately review the sale of arms by the United Kingdom to Israel to ensure that none of the weapons sold by our country are being used by the Netanyahu government to attack innocent Palestinian civilians in Gaza or anywhere else”

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